First day/Fyrsta daginn

After a tearful farewell to my loved ones, I boarded a plane to Keflavík and from there got on a coach to Reykjavík. With a unexpected embrace from my somewhat hippyish landlady, I was promptly told that the room I was renting was unavailable as it was still occupied.


No need to worry though, for I could stay in her house until tomorrow when it would become available again. Phew.

Still, this unanticipated change of plans threw me somewhat and I have felt unsettled ever since, to the point of thinking a couple of times that maybe this is all a bit of a mistake and I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m winging it, and I’ve never done that before. Also, I have a very lovely boyfriend at home, a supportive (and forgiving) family, and friends that will get me through anything. Why am I here?

And that’s when it hit me. Why am I here? Because I’m pushing myself, getting out of my comfort zone, figuring out what I truly want from life back home. Also, it’s going to make me appreciate that lovely boyfriend and supportive family and amazing friends even more. I know why I’m here deep down, even if not many other people understand.

I’m here for an experience, I want to one day sit down and say I did something that petrified me because what petrifies me even more is never feeling this uncertain and lost again. I may realise travelling is not for me, but at least I did it. I did something instead of thinking wistfully about it. It’s not a brave or original plan, but I just ate lentil soup with a woman I’ve only known for a few hours and that’s the craziest thing I’ve done in a long time. Sad, isn’t it?

Then again I do miss watching TV in my pants with a glass of lime cordial.

Emily created Dystopic in July 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. Her debut novel 'These Unnatural Men' was published in 2018.

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